Welcome http://wallstreetrebel.com/index Wall Street Rebel RSS Feed en-us Thu, 15 Oct 2015 02:35:09 -0400 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 02:35:09 -0400 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Structure CMS 5.0 editor@wallstreetrebel.com (Wall Street Rebel Editor) cpernice@psycloneinc.com (Christopher Pernice) Make Or Break Time For The S&P 500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/make-or-break-time-for-the-s-p-500 The 50DMA Chart on the S&P 500 is at make or break time. A hold here sets up a nice rally into month end. Failure sets up a drop into the abyss. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:50:28 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/make-or-break-time-for-the-s-p-500 Options Index Trader Off To A Great Start in 2018 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/options-index-trader-off-to-a-great-start-in-2018 February was a good month for our recommendations in Options Index Trader. March is starting off strong as well. We closed out two trades in February and just closed one in March. The February trades made 9.73% and 40.97%. The March trade made 22.22%. If you allocate to our three unit approach, we are up 35.47% which beats the returns on the S&P 500 that is up 1.61% through today. Cumulative returns are now 106.42%. Feel free to call us to set up a 60 day trial to Options Index Trader at 1-888-400-5473. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:26:34 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/options-index-trader-off-to-a-great-start-in-2018 What Is On Deck For Tuesday, March 20 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/what-is-on-deck-for-tuesday-march-20 The market is solely focused on day one of the FOMC meeting which ends on Wednesday with the latest announcement and press conference. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:29:18 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/what-is-on-deck-for-tuesday-march-20 Analyst & Investor Meetings For Wednesday, March 14 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/analyst-investor-meetings-for-wednesday-march-14 It is important to track when companies are presenting to analysts or investors. Why? With analysts if they like what they heard then they will upgrade the stock. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:26:36 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/analyst-investor-meetings-for-wednesday-march-14 What's On Deck For Monday & Tuesday, March 12th & 13th http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/what-s-on-deck-for-monday-tuesday-march-12th-13th The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100, NASDAQ 100 and Russell 2000 were higher on a weekly basis after dropping last week. The Big Picture [monthly bias] for the NASDAQ 100, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russell 2000 and the S&P 100 remain positive. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:51:31 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/what-s-on-deck-for-monday-tuesday-march-12th-13th Unusual Options Activity For March 5, 2018 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/unusual-options-activity-for-march-5-2018 We like to review the options action each day to see where big bets are being made. One trade from today stood out to us. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:01:30 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/unusual-options-activity-for-march-5-2018 The Day Ahead For Tuesday, March 6 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-day-ahead-for-tuesday-march-6 The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100, NASDAQ 100 and Russell 2000 were lower on a weekly basis for the first time in three weeks. The Big Picture [monthly bias] for the NASDAQ 100, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russell 2000 and the S&P 100 remain positive. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:52:52 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-day-ahead-for-tuesday-march-6 Bonds Charts Remains Problematic http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/bonds-charts-remains-problematic Bond charts remain in a downtrend which happens as yields price and price falls. Tonight we look at the charts of TLT, LQG and HYG. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:52:25 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/bonds-charts-remains-problematic A Really Smart Dumb Bet On Papa Johns International (PZZA) http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/a-really-smart-dumb-bet-on-papa-johns-international-pzza Sometimes you just have to laugh at how stupid people can be. The best place to see this time and again is the most active option trades for the day. Today Papa Johns (PZZA) traded 74,986 of the March 42.50 Put. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:31:08 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/a-really-smart-dumb-bet-on-papa-johns-international-pzza On Deck For Wednesday February 28 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/on-deck-for-wednesday-february-28 Markets get a one day rest before Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell moves on to the Senate. Several economic releases are due as well as ... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:58:54 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/on-deck-for-wednesday-february-28 Options Update For February 20, 2018 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/options-update-for-february-20-2018 Wow!!! In reviewing unusual options activity, someone or several traders bought 81,266 of the ... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:48:51 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/options-update-for-february-20-2018 The Week Ahead Sees Federal Reserve Open Committee (FOMC) Minutes Due Out Wednesday http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-federal-reserve-open-committee-fomc-minutes-due-out-wednesday Economic Releases of note this week and next include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications and jobless claims as well as existing home sales and leading indicators. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:31:33 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-federal-reserve-open-committee-fomc-minutes-due-out-wednesday Stock Scorecard Dominion Resources (D) http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-dominion-resources-d Dominion Energy (D) has made our list of stocks in rally mode with high short interest. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:45:26 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-dominion-resources-d The Week Ahead Sees The Focus On Wednesday's CPI http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-the-focus-on-wednesday-s-cpi Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Monday sees President Trump release his infrastructure plan. Tuesday sees Federal Reserve Cleveland President Loretta Mester speak. In terms of economic releases, the key is ... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:31:14 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-the-focus-on-wednesday-s-cpi If Trump Takes The Fifth Start Buying Physical Gold http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/if-trump-takes-the-fifth-start-buying-physical-gold President Trump's lawyers are reportedly recommending the President shouldn't answer any of Special Prosecutor Mueller questions and he should decline to be interviewed. allow me to be a bit sarcastic Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:55:49 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/if-trump-takes-the-fifth-start-buying-physical-gold The Week Ahead Gets Interesting With Today's Drop http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-gets-interesting-with-today-s-drop The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100, NASDAQ 100 and Russell 2000 were lower on a weekly basis for the first time this year. The Big Picture [monthly bias] for the NASDAQ 100, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russell 2000 and the S&P 100 remain positive. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:53:17 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-gets-interesting-with-today-s-drop President Trump Is A Criminal Just Like His Russian Mob Friends http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/president-trump-is-a-criminal-just-like-his-russian-mob-friends Ironically, calling anyone a criminal who has yet to be convicted of a crime, much less the President of the United States was made normal by Donald J Trump, and many current members of the House and Senate during President Obama's second term. Read on to find out why the current situation is about to get much more. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:13:38 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/president-trump-is-a-criminal-just-like-his-russian-mob-friends Summary of January Returns http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/summary-of-january-returns The first month of the year is history. It was an epic month. Stocks closed near new highs but did lose some ground on Monday through Wednesday. We will look at by bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and equity sectors. First, all stock indexs were higher with the NASDAQ 100 leading the way up 8.65%. At the low end was Russell 2000 with a return of 2.57%. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:20:10 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/summary-of-january-returns Unusual Options Activity For January 30, 2018 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/unusual-options-activity-for-january-30-2018 Today saw the S&P 500 fall -1.09%. Other equity indexes saw drops of close to -1% as well. As such, today is a great day to look at the most active options. In my opinion, the smartest trade I saw was the Friday Apple $175 Call which was trading at $1.37. Why? Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:20 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/unusual-options-activity-for-january-30-2018 The Week Ahead: State Of The Union http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-state-of-the-union Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Tuesday sees President Trump deliver the State of The Union Address. Wednesday sees the FOMC announce its latest interest rate announcement. Wednesday also sees the BOJ release its latest monetary policy meeting. We are the top earnings week of the year so far. Also, it should be noted this is key week for economic data. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:45:07 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-state-of-the-union The Week Ahead For January 16-19th: Government Shutdown? http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-january-16-19th-government-shutdown Monday sees Israeli President Netanyahu visit India. Tuesday sees the Kazakhstan President visit the White House to meet with President Trump. Also, on Tuesday Federal Reserve Chicago President Charles Evans speaks in Flordia. Wednesday sees Federal Reserve release ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:15:47 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-january-16-19th-government-shutdown The Rest Of The Week Ahead http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-rest-of-the-week-ahead This is an abbreviated The Week Ahead as we are reporting on Wednesday through Friday activity. Next week we will be back to normal production. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:26:36 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-rest-of-the-week-ahead Stock Scorecard:Barclays (BCS) http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-barclays-bcs Tonight we look at the pending Brexit Resolution. Barclays (BCS) which is in London will benefit from the resolution. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:14:26 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-barclays-bcs The Week Ahead Sees Chairman Janet Yellen's Last FOMC Meeting http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-chairman-janet-yellen-s-last-fomc-meeting Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Tuesday sees the FOMC begin a two day meeting. Wednesday sees the FOMC conclude its meeting and hold a press conference. Thursday sees the BOE, ECB and SNB announce their latest interest rate decisions. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:07:38 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-chairman-janet-yellen-s-last-fomc-meeting The Week Ahead Sees Job's Friday http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-job-s-friday Monday sees British Prime Minister Theresa May hold discussions with the EC and EU on Brexit. Wednesday sees the Bank of Canada announce its latest interest rate decision. Thursday sees... Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:11:09 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-sees-job-s-friday The Week Ahead For November 20-24 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-november-20-24 Monday sees ECB Head Draghi testify in Brussels. Tuesday sees Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speak at New York University. Wednesday sees the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) release their latest minutes. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:53:36 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-november-20-24 Analyst Meetings Of Note Today http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/analyst-meetings-of-note-today One of the hidden secrets on Wall Streets that individual investors have no knowledge of are the numerous analyst and investmment meetings that take place each day. These meetings tend to rise after earnings season peak and then stall as we get ready to report the next quarters results. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:19:53 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/analyst-meetings-of-note-today Is The Drop In High Yield ETFs A Big Deal? http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/is-the-drop-in-high-yield-etfs-a-big-deal Much ado about nothing. That is how I see it playing out in the high yield space. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:41:24 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/is-the-drop-in-high-yield-etfs-a-big-deal Earnings Due After The Close http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/earnings-due-after-the-close Key earnings due after the close include YY, Macom Technologies (MTSI), Remax Holdings (RMAX) and Beazer Homes (BZH) among others. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:20:05 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/earnings-due-after-the-close Can The Russell 2000 Breakout This Week http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/can-the-russell-2000-breakout-this-week The Russell 2000 peaked on October 3 and since that date has been unable to make a new closing high. 29 days and counting. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:32:18 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/can-the-russell-2000-breakout-this-week The Week Ahead For November 13-17 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-november-13-17 The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100 and NASDAQ 100 were lower for the week. The Russell 2000 was lower as well. The week starts with President Trump in Asia as ... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:12:52 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-november-13-17 Weekly Fab Four On The S&P 500 Via SPY http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/weekly-fab-four-on-the-s-p-500-via-spy A favorite technical exercise is to track weekly, daily, 150 and 60 minute moves. So what is the status of the S&P 500 this week? Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:00:16 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/weekly-fab-four-on-the-s-p-500-via-spy Stock Scorecard: Twenty First Century Fox (FOXA) http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-twenty-first-century-fox-foxa Rumors surfaced this week that Walt Disney (DIS) would bid for Twenty First Century Fox (FOXA) assets or the company. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:05:55 -0500 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-twenty-first-century-fox-foxa Option's Action From Monday, October 2 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/option-s-action-from-monday-october-2 The equity indexed continue to trade higher and we are seeing some interesting observations in the Monday action. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:54:57 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/option-s-action-from-monday-october-2 Stock Scorecard: Citrix Systems (CTXS) http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-citrix-systems-ctxs In our Choppiness screen that we run each day in Erlanger Chart Room, we ran across a technology name that has lagged and is worth a look. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:12:43 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-citrix-systems-ctxs The Week Ahead For October 2nd through 6th http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-october-2nd-through-6th Monday sees Federal Reserve Dallas President Robert Kaplan participate in a Q&A from El Paso, Texas at 2:00 p.m. Monday also sees President Trump speak on Monday at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Wednesday sees Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speak in St. Louis at 3:15 p.m. EDT. Thursday sees ... Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:02:25 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-for-october-2nd-through-6th QQQ Still Below Its June 8th Close http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/qqq-still-below-its-june-8th-close The Powershares QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) is still below its close from June 8th. On June 9th the QQQ had a bit of crash. We have written on this crash and note that our belief was that this could be a big problem for the QQQ. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:00:46 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/qqq-still-below-its-june-8th-close Most Active Options Action For Tuesday, August 29th http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/most-active-options-action-for-tuesday-august-29th Overall stock volume was light again and that was not true for options Three contracts traded greater than 100,000 contracts. The lead was the September ... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:47:45 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/most-active-options-action-for-tuesday-august-29th Most Active Options Action For Monday, August 28th http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/most-active-options-action Overall stock volume was light and that was true for options as well. No contract traded greater than 100,000 contracts Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:07:12 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/most-active-options-action The Week Ahead August 28- September 1, 2017 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-august-28-september-1-2017 Congress remains in recess. France holds a summit with key European leaders on Monday. Tuesday sees Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans speak. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:55:55 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-august-28-september-1-2017 The Week Ahead: It's All About Earnings http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-it-s-all-about-earnings The market will be driven by earnings, earnings and more earnings this week. Key names to report include Netflix, Johnson & Johnson,Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Microsoft lead the week. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:20:24 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-it-s-all-about-earnings Futures Lower As Tech Rally Fails To Hold http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/futures-lower-as-tech-rally-fails-to-hold S&P -11.50, Dow Jones -90, NDX -53.50 and Russell 2000 -12.20. Asia and Europe lower.Copper,silver and gold higher. WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures higher. Natural Gas is higher. $ is lower vs Euro, lower vs. Pound and flat vs. Yen. US 10 year Treasury yield at 2.38% yield, one day change +6 one month change +23 and +101 one year change. Prices as of 8:55 a.m. EDT. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:14:17 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/futures-lower-as-tech-rally-fails-to-hold Stock Scorecard: Dollar Tree (DLTR) http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-dollar-tree-dltr Yesterday we looked at Dollar General (DG) in our newsletter Superstock Investor that is now up 5% in premarket this morning as it beat earnings estimates. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:53:09 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/stock-scorecard-dollar-tree-dltr Futures Up Modestly On The First Day Of June Trading http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/futures-up-modestly-on-the-first-day-of-june-trading U.S. futures: S&P +1, Dow Jones +33, NDX +5.50 and Russell 2000 -0.90. Asia and Europe higher.Copper, silver and gold lower. WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures mixed. Natural Gas is higher Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:23:30 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/futures-up-modestly-on-the-first-day-of-june-trading Futures Positive After Tuesday's Weakness http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/futures-positive-after-tuesday-s-weakness U.S. futures: S&P +4.50, Dow Jones +33, NDX +20.50 and Russell 2000 +4.50. Asia mixed and Europe higher.Copper lower with silver higher and gold lower. WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures lower. Natural Gas is higher. $ is lower vs Euro, higher vs. Pound and higher vs. Yen. US 10 year Treasury yield at 2.22% yield, one day change +1, one month change -5 and +38 one year change. Wed, 31 May 2017 09:33:04 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/futures-positive-after-tuesday-s-weakness The Week Ahead As Summer Trading Get's Started http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-as-summer-trading-get-s-started Expect summer trading to take hold this week. That means, a lower number of traders and even less liquidity on Fridays. This week sees ... Tue, 30 May 2017 18:56:19 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-as-summer-trading-get-s-started The Week Ahead: Will Comey Spill The Beans? http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-will-comey-spill-the-beans On Monday Russian President concludes a visit to China, and President Trump meets with Abu Dhai’s leader. On Tuesday President Trump meets with Turkish President Erdogan. On Thursday Federal Reserve Cleveland President Loretta Mester Dudley speaks at ... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:13:09 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-week-ahead-will-comey-spill-the-beans The Morning Briefing For Wednesday May 10th http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-morning-briefing-for-wednesday-may-10th U.S. futures: S&P -2.50, Dow Jones -46, NDX +0.00 and Russell 2000 -3.40. Asia mixed and Europe higher.Copper higher with silver and gold higher as well. WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures higher. Natural Gas is higher. Wed, 10 May 2017 09:27:23 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/the-morning-briefing-for-wednesday-may-10th Morning Briefing: Lots Of Fedspeak Today http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/morning-briefing-lots-of-fedspeak-today In After Hours Trading: AMC -.16 AR +.08 ATW -.08 CVG +.07 CST -.10 FN -.08 HTZ -.77 MAR +.10 P +.13 PAA -.09 PTLA +.07 POST -.04 SWX -.21 TSO +.11. Tue, 09 May 2017 10:28:24 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/morning-briefing-lots-of-fedspeak-today Unusual Options Action For Monday, May 8 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/unusual-options-action-for-monday-may-8 Today saw the VIX hit a new low. As such, VIX Calls were among the most active option trades. Of note, the June $20 and $13 Calls were among the Top 25 Options. Mon, 08 May 2017 16:09:10 -0400 http://wallstreetrebel.com/articles/unusual-options-action-for-monday-may-8